Hey everyone, been a while since I’ve done anything here. 10 weeks to be precise.
I was away on
holiday in October and while away I was thinking about how the studio
could grow and what kind of content should be produced here.
I’ve decided to stop sticking to a schedule. Two videos a week was taking time away from other projects I wanted to get started. So as of February I will be uploading One video a week (Possibly a Friday) so that I can put time into other projects to share with you all. One of these projects is a podcast I have been doing lately with my good friend Cameron. This podcast will also be partially animated and both the podcast and animation will be uploaded to the YouTube channel. This will be sometime in the middle of 2019.
I have also recently been putting time into the Photography and Videography side of the studio. More information on this will be shared shortly.
And I’m working on a secret project that I’m very excited about. But I’m not giving anything away about this for another 6 months or so.
So although the website hasn’t been updated and there haven’t been any videos on YouTube lately, there are still a lot of things happening behind the scenes.
For now, I’m going to continue the work behind the scenes and enjoy the rest of December and Christmas. Got a lot of Christmas movies to make my way through.
I hope you all have a great Christmas and enjoy bringing in 2019.
Not been on here for a while.
If you did’t know, my home got flooded last November, (And again in December)
rendering the studio I had at the time utterly useless.
I’ve spent the last several months renovating a new room
for the studio to be built in. And it is now complete.
And upgraded. . . . . .. and not on ground level (Outta reach of future flooding).
Today the Studio goes online. By that I mean the
following is going to happen. . . . . and continue to happen;
Daily photos uploaded to Instagram.
A new video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
These will be;
Tuesdays – Gear Demos
Thursdays – Music Covers/Music Vids
Sundays – Random Videos (Could be a documentary, an interview or something else)
On Wednesdays you can check out Gaming videos that Short Lane will be involved in over on Everyday Reboot YouTube Channel. Go check out their Facebook Page too.
Mondays will eventually become a Twitch Day, which will be recorded and uploaded to the YouTube channel too.
While all that is happening we will also be recording our own music in the studio.
Watch out for some special collaborations too.
As it’s Sunday, you’ll get our first Random video later.
We’ll also upload an extra video just for today.
The first video of the day is a Card Gaming video with Cameron from Cammo’s Weird Things. Showcasing his recently released Card Game, ‘The Arks’.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
We’re Looking forward to bombarding you with content.
On Tuesday TJ and I went to Manchester to shoot a short film about, Manchester. which you will be able to find on the Short lane Studios YouTube channel once it becomes available. While we were there I took some photography, street photography… taking this to the streets shooting… photographs.
I do have a passion for street photography; I find pictures in this style to be the most honest and natural. We live in an age where everyone has a camera, where anyone can manipulate a representation of themselves and environment in order to build a façade. Street photography eliminates this self-edit, where the mask slips and we obtain a glimpse of an accurate representation of a person and their environment.
The only problem with street photography is that you have to be a confident photographer. It takes a lot of confidence to take a strangers photograph, which I must admit I struggle with. What if a person objects to their photograph being taken? What if you offend someone? I try to be as unobtrusive as I possibly can, blending in with the environment. I mean, my objective is to take the most natural photographs I can, isn’t it?
Though we walked across the city centre my favourite place was the Northern Quarter. I love how old and unkempt it is, rough around the ages and a bit claustrophobic. It is an area also surrounded by some beautiful graffiti artwork and home to some great music venues and independent businesses.
Here is a collection of the photographs from Manchester. They were taken using a Canon 700d and a 50mm f1.8 lens.